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Nov 13, 2012 11:00pm EST
that will make a difference in the future economy of this country. we are in a mess. he is in a position like a lot of previous presidents. he's got to be thinking, am i going to leave a disastrous legacy in the hands of our grandchildren? or am i going to step up and lead? i used to get criticized because i was a deal maker. i talked to people like joe lieberman, we would find a way to get things done. you have to give a little to get a little. doesn't wind up getting you in trouble? oh, yes. but after all, that is what this is all about. the president has said himself, and i quoted him in an article that may run in the "washington post" tomorrow, he says america deserves better. it begins with him. mcconnell has to be engaged. harry reid has to be engaged. we are at a profit this year. maybe it is the fiscal cliff. but we have to act on a lot of really serious things and we had some of it now. we have to do a lot of it next year. if they do the right thing, that our country will benefit the legacy will be secure. so i want to open this up. a lot of people in this room are engaged in this ef
Nov 9, 2012 11:00pm EST
the objective reality, you know, what are the problems with the pack -- pakistani economy, what are the faults of the economy, which is a democracy, even if it's distorted, what are the problems with the neighbors. the main problem i see in the relationship is that we have rather pernicious stereotypes about one another. there's an american narrative and pakistani narrative in the way of our understanding. the american narrative understanding is these are a bunch of thieves and double crossers who take our money and don't do what we want them to do. this is a widespread prejudice against pakistan, and there's enough truth to it in the sense you can always find evidence of this, that it guides a kind of negative downward spiral and makes it hard to develop trust. pakistanis have a narrative that they use us and discard us. use us against the russians in the 1980s, toss us because because of nuclear proliferation in 1990. they use us in the war after 9/11, but after 20 # 14, they are going to go away. you can count on it. pakistanis think americans are hard wired to desert them. this set of ster
Nov 14, 2012 11:00pm EST
. it is what it is. if we do not avert it, it will cause a short-term bump to the economy and the question is not whether or not we do it, but how long it lasts. at the sequestration is more damaging than the tax increase, that can be undone. sequestration is a terrible idea and can be very disruptive. if we go into sequestration, that's awful. if the taxes read up on everybody for a month or two, it would be a temporary bump comes falling down the expansion, which is coming, but you can undo it. >> i want to talk about dodd-frank and wall street with washington in particular the white house. when you look at the response in the way wall street has approached dodd-frank with the lobbying efforts against it and really the aggressive nature wall street took more broadly terse president obama, how do you explain it when it did about it, when you talk to people? >> we seriously hurt their feelings. last night and serious about it. when you look at the damage done, people ranting about marginal tax increases, which they would not even know happened unless they were particularly attentive to wha
Nov 12, 2012 11:00pm EST
facing lbgt people. and i said, i don't know, the economy or jobs -- jobs and health care. and they were like, you know, what are the lbgt issues? you know, these are the issues. we actually cut across every demographic status and that means that in many ways, every issue that is facing other people in society are the very issues that we are facing, too. the ones that have been the big issues, maybe a little bit more unique to some of the specific issues. but they are not the only ones. if we can make ourselves visible, obviously it is not inclusive of the entire community. he beat out a whole swath of this. how many people are married? even in the broader general society versus people who aren't married. that is even a smaller number for same-sex couples. we have a lot of work to do and a lot of discrimination of people continue to face. >> i wanted to talk about thinking about the future of marriage equality. however it goes forward through the states. there is very much a way that that could be mobilized for an aggressive agenda. i wondered if he wanted to make any connections between
Nov 7, 2012 11:00pm EST
and reform difficult. and the economy is going to be critical. i can't emphasize the point enough because one day we point out in the report is the undue influence the ministry of interior has accumulated during mubarak's last decade is in large part a to the need for a strong apparatus that could contain socioeconomic grievances and protest movements that were mobilizing around the grievances by decades of pursuing unsound and nontransparent economic civilization. so if the sponsored government shoes the same line of policies and wants to, if you look on the but mubarak has started in egypt, i think i will only deepen his dependency of the egyptian states on a strong apparatus that could contain unfulfilled demands for social and economic crisis. i think we need to think about it critically and lighted the negotiations between the national monetary fund and egyptian government. >> i'm going to stop you. i hope i didn't go over. >> is fabulous and laying out a detailed summary of the state of play at these issues and doing it in a way that it can highlight a one of the core issues on the pric
Nov 8, 2012 11:00pm EST
, orientation generally, how it affects the economy, but also in the middle east, something that has to be thought about, and there's also the question of the european union which will impact again, not just the economy, but could have impact in terms of what happens in the middle east. we'll reserve questions for the q&a, but i want to focus on a few of the key issues that are most immediate and prominent. in iran, 2013 will be a decisive year. for many people who have memories say, well, gee, there's a lot of people talking about iran for a long time, and every year's supposed to be the decisive year. why this year? for two reasons. one, i think, actually, the impact of sanctions is profound. for the first time, it is truly profound in the case of iran. the supreme leader, two weeks ago, referred to the sanctions of being brutal. his words, the sanctions are brutal. this is someone who has said on an ongoing basis, look, we lived with sanctions since the beginning of the islamic republic. they make us stronger, receive sufficient. there's a long litany describing how the sanctions
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